Monday, January 19, 2009

Poori Masala

I guess potato would be favourite vegetable for everyone...when i was doing my masters in Aberdeen, i was surprised to see people just eat boiled potatoes and cheese or mashed potatoes for lunch... Thats their whole meal..I like potatoes cooked our Indian way.. I wonder how they eat whole boiled potato without any seasoning.. Meanwhile we Indians add so many spices and seasoning in our food...

Coming back to our masala, I am not gonna give the recipe for poori. Poori is a famous south Indian breakfast and its other half is potato masala . Many restaurants prepare differently.. but my hubby's favourite restaurant Annapoorna prepares it in a way that U will find more onions than potatoes....Awsome combination.


1 Large potato boiled
2 large onions chopped
2" ginger chopped
3 green chillies
1 tbsp besan
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp channa and urad dhal
1 tsp cumin seeds
curry leaves
1 tbsp oil
salt tot taste


Boil the potatoes and mash them to small visible pieces. Heat oil in a pan, do the seasoning. Add ginger (grated or chopped) and fry for a minute. Add onion(chopped) and green chillies and fry till the onion becomes translucent. Onions should be more than potato pieces. Add turmeric powder and fry till the raw smell vanishes. Add the potato piece and 1 cup water. Allow to cook for few minutes, don't break the potatoes. Finally add besan paste(mix 2tbsp of water with besan to make paste), cover and cook for few minutes, if its too thick add water. Masala should be thin consistency.Once the raw smell vanishes, add coriander leaves and remove from heat.

Serve hot with poori...
This is my contribution to FIC-YELLOW hosted by Sunshinemom of TONGUETICKLERS.



Liked this recipe of yours. Will definitely try soon.


Sometimes the most simple foods are the best :) This is an interesting take on the humble potato curry.


I have heard Bengalis eat their potatoes just mashed with salt and a little oil along with rice and green chillies on the side (One of my bengali neighbours used to do that). It tastes good for a change though not always - I prefer this curry too!! Thanks:)


I didnt know bengali's eat just mashed potato...good info sunshinemom..

Thanks Kiran and Arunduti

Akal's Saappadu

that makes me hungry. my teddies love pooris.

Kitchen Flavours

Wow simply awesome...


Bombai Chatnee!
It is very popular in small hotels/dhabas, called bombay chatni... use less potato but taste and availlable all the time served with with every snack...
-- Vijay Houston

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